SALISBURY, Maryland — We have a treat for you this week: another job posting from the field of contemporary ceramics! This time the position is at Salisbury University in Maryland. Remember: CFile is only the messenger; send your inquiries to the school, not to us! Here’s the link to the original posting on the university’s web site.
The Art Department at Salisbury University invites applications for the position, Assistant Professor of Ceramics. This is a tenure-track teaching position to head the Ceramics track, beginning in the fall of 2017.
Primary Job Duties: Teach three classes of varying levels each semester to both majors and non-majors. Teach a wide range of traditional and contemporary ceramic techniques, including functional and non-functional approaches. Provide leadership to the Ceramics area including supervising adjunct faculty, support staff, and student workers. Responsible for all aspects of the Ceramics program including managing the budget, ordering supplies, and maintaining the studio and equipment. Must maintain an active exhibition record and professional practices. Duties include academic advising and service to the department, school, and university. As head of the Ceramics track the successful candidate must have a long-term vision and be able to work with the Sculpture and Hot Glass faculty to further develop an established, diverse, and vibrant 3D studio area. Utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies that enhance the success of diverse learners.
Minimum Qualifications: Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Ceramics or related field, and an active exhibition record. Competency in a wide range of ceramics practices including wheel throwing, hand building, and ceramic sculpture. Knowledge of clay and glaze calculation and formulation required.
Preferred Qualifications: Two years full-time teaching experience at the college or university level. Experience in operating, constructing and maintaining a variety of high and low fire ceramic kilns. Knowledge of diverse approaches including new technologies. Knowledge of art history and contemporary theory and practice as pertains to ceramics.
Applications received by 10/7/2016 will receive first consideration. Applications are accepted only via Salisbury University’s online employment application system. Visit our website: http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online.
All applicants must apply online and submit the following: 1.) letter of application; 2.) current CV including exhibition record; 3.) sample course syllabi; 4.) statement of teaching philosophy; 5.) graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies accepted); 6.) at least three professional references; 7.) at least 20 examples each of professional and student artwork through SlideRoom (https://salisbury.slideroom.com) or provide a link to a website with the required images. All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the online employment application system. Do not send any other documents via E-mail. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Steven Durow, at email@example.com.
This position is based in Salisbury, MD. Salisbury University is a member of the University System of Maryland. It is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.
Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/.
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